Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Great American Postcard Swap

How it works: 50 families (one from each state) will swap postcards over the next year. Each state will have their own week and will send out 49 postcards, one to each state, during that week. We will go in alphabetical order of the states. At the end of 50 weeks we will all have received a postcard from 49 other states!

To join: Check the lists below to see if there is an opening for your state, then send me an email me at adventuresandpursuits (at) gmail (dot) com.

Postcards: Please send state themed postcards and include 1 or 2 state facts in the message area. Postage to send 50 postcards is $14.

Swap Groups: There are three FOUR separate swap groups each needing 50 families.  The following lists show which states each group still needs. I will update these lists as spots are filled.

Group 1

North Dakota

Group 2

North Dakota
West Virginia

Group 3

North Dakota
South Dakota
West Virginia

Group 4

North Dakota

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Anonymous said...

Please let me know if you need a back up for North Carolina. This seems like it would be so much fun.

Unknown said...

My son would love to do this if you end up needing another Indiana. He's only 4 but loves Geography. He's done his United States puzzle about a thousand times and will sit and look at our globe and type the names of countries into Google to find pictures of them. And of course, like all kids, he loves to get mail. Please consider adding more groups! : )


SmileyGirl said...

I would love to do a Washington state Postcard for a group (or even two groups if you need it). Let me know if I can be a part of this fun swap!

samantha said...

I would love to be a back up for Oregon if someone backs out. What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Please let me know if you need another Texas.

The Crayon Lab said...

I would love to be a back up for Georgia. I'm so bummed I missed this!

Georgia Girl said...

Oh shucks I was so hoping Georgia was still around but it isn't...I would love to join in on this fun!

Chad and Kennan Holt said...

I'm sure that Utah is always gone in a heartbeat but I would love to do it.

Laura B. said...

This is so much fun! If you open new groups, I would love to have my girls represent IOWA!

Cheryl B said...

I do child care in my home so this would be so fun!! Im in California if you need a back up.

Kalli said...

I would love love love to do an Idaho one! :)

Miriam said...

I would love to do it! I am in Washington.

Julie Stewart said...

Florida please!

Lynn DeBuhr Johnson said...

Iowa back-up here!

emily and jared larsen said...

This is a great idea. If Utah becomes available--I would love to have our family do this.

Kris Williamson said...

Please add us for a Tennessee spot if one opens up! THANKS!

Unknown said...

Such a great idea! I wish I had seen it sooner! I'm here in Nevada, if you happen to do this again or create any more groups!

Anonymous said...

I'm IN!! So exited! My daughter is gonna love getting postcards!

jeanie said...

Oh MAN, I would LOVE to do this with my kiddies, so bummed we missed it! We are California, so if you decide to do it again... :)))

Phyllis said...

We were so disappointed to only get 5 postcards back. Is that about the average you have gotten? Why would someone sign up for this and then just not follow through? I can't imagine disappointing kids like that. Should I try another batch?

Aimee said...


The swap is supposed to take almost a full year to complete. You should be receiving one postcard a week for 50 weeks. If you will check the mailing list I sent you it includes a schedule of when each state should be mailing their postcards. So don't worry! Your postcards will come!

Anonymous said...

If you need another Marylander, please let me know. Heather

Anonymous said...

Please let me know when y'all need another TEXAN.

Honey said...

I saw group 2 needs a Kentucky...I'm across the river in Ohio, but I'd be happy to purchase Kentucky postcards. I'd also be happy to be West Virginia in Group 3 since we're going home tomorrow. (I'm from West Virginia.)

Also...I'd be happy to share this on my blog if you're interested.


Anonymous said...

If ever you start again and need a COLORADO, please please let me know! SO FUN!
Jessica Reynolds

Cathy Ferguson said...

I'd love to be an Arizona backup! PLEASE let me know if someone starts another group!

Pamela Scott said...

if you need another one from Missouri I would love to be included, thanks
I read about this at tidy moms blog

Jill said...

We would love to be involved in something like this. If you do another round and need a California person please let me know. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Would you be willing to start another group? I would love to participate. We live in Arkansas.

jeana said...

Please let me know if you start another group and need someone from Texas. We would LOVE to do this!

Airamty said...

This is so much fun! If there's another group, we will love to participate. We're from New Jersey-New York!